Juan Pablo Socino quits Edinburgh for Spanish adventure

Argentiean centre joins SilverStorm El Salvador, based in Valladoid, as he pursues more regular game time

Juan Pablo Socino in action for Edinburgh versus the Southern Kings earlier this season. Image: ©INPHO/Craig Watson

JUAN PABLO SOCINO has left Edinburgh by mutual consent  in order to pursue more regular playing opportunities. The four-times capped Argentinean centre, who moved to the capital outfit from Newcastle Falcons last summer and made five starts and 11 bench appearances, has signed for Spanish side SilverStorm El Salvador, based in Valladoid.

“Thank you so much to everyone involved Edinburgh, players and staff and to every fan that made [me] feel so welcome,” tweeted Socino. “It was time for me and Carola to move on to new challenges. I’m really pleased to say that I have.”

Socino would have been up against Mark Bennett, Matt Scott, Chris Dean, James Johnstone and George Taylor for regular game time at Edinburgh next season. None of those players are going to be involved in Scotland’s World Cup campaign meaning that the 31-year-old’s prospects of getting in the match-day squad were fairly remote.

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